The Heyday of Propeller Airliners(1941-1958)

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Red Carpet Service
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Fit for a King and Queen Brochure
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Whether United's "red carpet service" or American's "service fit for a king and queen," airline advertising made sure passengers knew they would be treated well. As one American Airlines publication noted, "travel by air should be a time of leisure, a chance for you to escape humdrum worries."

Since the federal government regulated prices, airlines competed by offering various amenities.

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Western Air Lines Matchbook
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Western Air Lines  Junior Pilot Wings
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Western Air Lines Junior Stewardess Wings
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United Menu
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Continental Air Lines Brochure
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